Treat yourself to some new work attire

Many of us dedicate a fair amount of time in our lives to doing things for others - trying to find the perfect birthday or Christmas gift and thinking of ways to cheer someone up when they are going through a rough patch.

But sometimes it is also nice to treat yourself to a present for no other reason than you work hard and deserve to have something nice and new in your life.

Unfortunately the thought that often creeps into people's minds in this situation is: 'I like that item, but will I ever actually use it?"

For this reason it is a good idea to think about shopping for something desirable yet practical.

What fashion accessory, for example, would you like to own but do not expect anybody else will ever buy for you?

Whether we like it or not, the place we spend the majority of our time in the average week is at work. Bearing that in mind, it might be a good idea for your wardrobe to be given a boost with some additional office-appropriate attire.

Work ties
can be a fashion statement as much as a requirement - especially if you have them tailored to your preferences in style, colour and pattern.